The Four Freedoms Awards are presented each year to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to the principles President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed as essential to democracy in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear.
These Four Freedoms are more important now than ever. Today’s discordant political moment calls for a re-grounding in these fundamental values. These Awards represent a continuing dedication to the beliefs Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt so embodied – beliefs around human freedoms and security, shared well-being, and the importance and strength of the democratic process. For more information about the Awards and a list of past laureates, please click here.
Please save the date, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:30pm at St. James’ Church in New York City, to help us honor our 2017 laureates.